Updated (August 2011): Compare the Sony SLT-A77 vs Sony Alpha DSLR-A900

Sony Alpha DSLR-A900 vs Sony SLT A77

Winner
Sony Alpha DSLR-A900

90

Sony SLT-A77

85

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony Alpha DSLR-A900

Large viewfinder
Viewfinder size
0.74x
Almost no delay when powering up
Startup delay
500 ms startup delay
Great viewfinder
Viewfinder
Pentaprism
Interchangeable lenses
Interchangeable lenses
Many lenses to choose from
 

Reasons to buy the Sony SLT A77

Movie format
Full HD
1080p @ 60fps
Live view
Has live view
Preview your photos
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
12 fps
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Sony SLT-A77.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Sony Alpha DSLR-A900.

competitors

Sony Alpha DSLR-A900 Competitors

Sony SLT A99

Sony SLT A99

Pro DSLR

$1,998 - $3,198 body only

$2,880 with 28-75mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Live view Has live view
Viewfinder Has a digital viewfinder
Sony Alpha DSLR-A850

Sony Alpha DSLR-A850

Pro DSLR

$589 body only

Continuous shooting Shoots slower
Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Pro DSLR

$650 body only

Movie format Shoots movies
Live view Has live view
Image stabilization No image stabilization

Sony SLT-A77 Competitors

Sony SLT A77 II

Sony SLT A77 II

Pro DSLR

$1,198 body only

$1,798 with 16-50mm lens

Focus points Significantly more focus points
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Canon EOS 70D

Canon EOS 70D

Pro DSLR

$812 - $999 body only

$913 - $1,099 with 18-55mm lens

Viewfinder Has an optical viewfinder
Touch screen Has a touch screen
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Nikon D7100

Nikon D7100

Entry-level DSLR

$650 - $697 body only

$997 with 18-140mm lens

Viewfinder Has an optical viewfinder
Screen size Significantly larger screen
3D Doesn't take 3D photos

discussion

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DanO (2:32 AM, December 17, 2011)
Today is 16 December 2011 and the A77 is nowhere to be found. The few that were sold all have mixed reviews. Even the positive reviews from the Sony website read with negative perspectives. NEX7 is the only Sony camera to be found in very few numbers. The A900 remains as the only good Sony camera that can actually be purchased. As such, it's markedly overpriced for a product that is three years old and out of production!